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    My Genlisea v. is producing a flower stalk already. What should i do to get seed? Thanks
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    I'm still waiting on mine to flower so I can't help much but I can tell you that despite repeated reports that Genlisea are self fertile I have yet to get seeds. I recommend you try to pollenate them yourself using a really fine brush.

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    Plants are usually propagated by leaf and trap cuttings. I have never gotten seed either.
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    Tamlin,

    Don't forget that you can use the scape for cuttings too

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    With G. hispidula, at least, I have heard someone complaining that it was becoming a pest on the scale of D. capensis or U. subulata in his collection.

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    My hispidula is forming some nice plantlets and the scape is still in flower. Not quite a U. subulata and an all around better plant anyways

    I can also assert that lobata can be propogated this way as there are some traps starting to form on one of the scapes on my plant. I also think Tamlin has had success getting cuttings from his violacea this way.

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    Yes, I have actually had the best results cutting the scapes into segments each with a bud scale. I insert this vertically into the medium with the scale even or just below the surface. It isn't 100% reliable, but I have gotten some rosettes to form this way, as well as plantletts forming on the scape while it is still in growth.
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    Seeing as how this thread has turned to genlisea propogation...

    I am having some good luck with G. pallida from leaf cuttings (it is also flowering, so I will try and get seed). But I find that G. leaf cuttings are just too darn slow.

    Some genlisea species, like repens and pygmaea seem to grow a bit like utrics, just growing random leaves, rather than well defined rosettes. These are easy to divide.

    And if you have G. violacea 'giant', then you can't *stop* it from reproducing. And it really is a giant - mine has a flower stalk 12 inches long already and it hasn't even opened a flower yet!

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